Averitt opens supply chain solutions facility on Mexican border

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Averitt Express announced today, Aug. 20, that it is strengthening its international service offering with the opening of a new Supply Chain Solutions facility in Pharr/McAllen, Texas.

“The new Supply Chain Solutions facility positions Averitt to be the prime consolidation gateway for vendors shipping to and from Mexico or anywhere in the world,” says Calvin Rackley, regional vice president for Cookeville, Tenn.-based Averitt. “Over the last 10 years, Averitt has demonstrated a strong commitment to the growth of our customers’ international business by investing in the people and physical resources in locations that are vital to the efficient operations of our customers’ supply chains.”

The new facility is located at 600A East Military Highway in the Capote International Business Park in Pharr. The facility is less than a mile from the Pharr Reynosa International Bridge and only four miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.

“It’s great having one of the leading transportation providers so close to the Pharr Bridge,” says Jesse J. Medina, Pharr International Bridge director. “This will allow both Averitt and the Pharr International Bridge to work together in accessing more commercial trade to and from Mexico.”

With its proximity to the U.S.-Mexico border and the Pharr Reynosa International Bridge, Averitt says it now can now offer customers the advantage of even greater speed-to-market. Because the new facility is so close to the border, The company says it can begin processing its customers’ freight and transloading goods for nationwide distribution faster than ever before.

Services offered through the 30,000-square-foot facility include transloading, container drayage, full-service warehousing and distribution, consolidation, deconsolidation and inland transportation management. Averitt says the modern and highly advanced facility is equipped with the latest information technology to ensure complete shipment visibility and efficient operations.

“Our new Supply Chain Solutions facility in Pharr/McAllen further strengthens our commitment to the importing/exporting community,” Rackley says. “Through this new facility, we can offer consolidation, deconsolidation, warehousing, truckload, LTL and expedited services, making us an excellent resource to help our customers speed goods to market and reduce drayage costs.”